E-mu Emulator III

We are Brokering this vintage sampler/workstation for and on behalf of our UK client.

Came into stock: 

February 2022.

Service Status: 

Full service by KSR was carried out in Summer 2021, but a health check will be carried out post-sale.

Remarks: 

First released in 1987,  The Emulator III was the benchmark, state of the art pro-sampler/synthesizer/workstation.  This was a very expensive bit of high-end kit that was used by all the major artists of the day.  Fully utilised for integration with ‘Macintosh’ computers equipped with MIDI, SMPTE, SCSI etc.  Yes, we’ve all moved on from SCSI, and we use DAWs mainly for digital sequencing now, but this was a serious machine for serious musicians in the 80s and was used on countless hit records. 

Winding forward 35+ years, the Emulator III sampler/synth/workstation is still a revered machine, sounds superb with its 16 Curtis 3387 analogue filters, and for aficionados of this genre of equipment, is highly collectable.

Background:

Our client, the owner of this Emulator III, purchased it from a dealer in the USA a few years ago and then wanted to have it fully optimised with a brand new Nalbantov USB floppy disk drive emulator with library installed, a new OLED display and the 4Mb Ram card upgraded to 8Mb so these upgrades are included. 

Condition:

The cosmetic condition is excellent with just some tiny signs of wear to the case & control surfaces.  You can see from the pictures we took that this example is full 100% intact, and in really super condition overall.

Health-Check & Servicing:

As mentioned above, this Emulator III has been through the hands of Kent at KSR back in the summer of 2021, but we will have this fully checked again and any service items needed will be applied, but the PSU was recently re-capped & OLED Display fitted (2021).  Please allow at least 2 to 3 weeks delay once the EIII is sold before we can effect a hand-over to the new owner, or ship it etc.

The EIII operates on either US110V or EU220V. A UK type IEC cable will be supplied in the sale.

Packing, Shipping, Insurance and Warranty: 

We can ship this sampler worldwide, although the packing, shipping & insurance costs are not included in the sale price below, so are subject to quotation.  There may be some short delays in getting the packaging materials produced for shipping as they are custom ordered for the specific dimensions of each instrument.  We are happy to discuss your requirements so please email us if you have any questions on the logistics and/or need a quote.

As the instrument is being Brokered through RL Music, it will be sold with a full 3-month (return-to-dealer) warranty, covering all parts and labour.

Sales Price: 

£5,000 GBP

As this is a brokered sale, VAT is not applicable to UK buyers, however, the packing & shipping costs are subject to VAT @ 20%, should you need the goods shipped to you.  The EIII can be available for collection from us directly in the South of England (Reading, Berkshire).

Availability: 

This Emulator III is available for sale now.

Click on the thumbnail for a higher resolution photo of the actual EIII for sale.  If you require specific pictures not already featured of the instrument then please contact us so we can try and accommodate your request but there may be a short delay in getting this done for you as the instrument is currently in secure storage.

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E-mu Emulator 1

We are Brokering this instrument for and on behalf of our UK customer

Servicing Status: Full health check by KSR was carried out in January 2021.

Remarks: A really nice condition example of the sampler that started off the legendary series: The Emulators, from E-mu Systems from 1981 until the 1990s.

The Emulator 1 was a truly groundbreaking instrument that is commonly considered to have started a music revolution in the use of samplers in popular music. Early adopters were some of the biggest names in the industry, like Michael Jackson (Quincy Jones), Stevie Wonder, Genesis, etc. There’s plenty about the history that can be found online, but the Emulator 1 is something very special, for a number of good reasons.

The Model number of this Emulator 1 is 6008 (serial #242- out of 500 built), which makes this a later production version 8 Voice system, built around 1983. The unique architecture of the E1 delivers the 8 voices in a 5/3 keyboard split, so 5 voices in the lower half, 3 at the top above the mid-point keyboard split.

The E1 comes has been modified with a brand new HxC SD floppy emulator fitted, so it has a library loaded onto an SD card that boots up with the E1, so no floppy discs are needed.  The SD card modification/upgrade was carried out by Synthprof (Andy Jury) in the UK in 2019 (original printed receipt supplied upon sale).

This is a very useful modification and enables the loading of library sounds a quick and simple process, and the system boots up from the card. This E1 also has the RS232 port fitted, so with the right software/hardware, you can access normally the system remotely.

Our client has not owned this Emulator 1 very long, having purchased it as a fully serviced example from a UK synth dealer (not us) in August 2019, but he commissioned KSR to fully health-check the sampler in 2020.  Once this is sold, we will ask KSR to fully check the E1 for us to ensure everything is 100% before sending it out to the new owner.

It looks to have been well cared for and, cosmetically speaking, is in good condition with only the expected amount of wear to the painted metal cabinet, although it looks to have had some treatment at some point to the rear/back panel. All the controls work perfectly, and the load/play/sampling functions are 100% thanks to the SD card upgrade, so it’s good to go.

This E1 is also supplied with 24 original 5&1/4” floppy discs, although these library files are already loaded on the SD card. There is a switch on the back so you can toggle between using the SD or original floppy drive if you wish.

This Emulator 1 operates on EU220V or US110V (switchable). We will include an IEC power cable.

We can be shipped to most destinations worldwide.

Packing & Shipping: We can ship this worldwide, although the packing & shipping cost is not included in the sale price below, and is subject to quotation.  We are happy to discuss your requirements so please email us if you have any questions on the logistics.

Sales Price: £3,300 GBP

As this is a brokered sale, VAT is not applicable on the sale of this LAMM to UK buyers, however, the packing & shipping/insurance costs are subject to VAT @ 20%, should you need the goods shipped to you.  The E1 can be available for collection from us directly in the South of England (Reading, Berkshire).

Availability: This Emulator 1 is no longer available for sale – this page was updated on 4th August 2021.

Note on pictures, due to Covid: Click on the thumbnail for a higher resolution photo of the actual Emulator 1 for sale.  Due to the Covid-19 restrictions, Kent has offered to photograph the E1 at his premises in Surrey, so these photos come straight from him using the best photo equipment he has available. It’s our workaround for the Covid issues/restrictions and we’re very grateful to Kent for helping us all out.

If you require specific pictures not already featured of the instrument then please contact us so we can request that Kent at KSR can accommodate your request, but there may be a short delay in getting this done for us/you.

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E-mu Emulator 1

We are Brokering this instrument for and on behalf of our UK Client.

Came into stock: Available from RL Music as at 21st November 2019.

Servicing Status: KSR have already fully serviced this Emulator 1 in November 2019, so it’s ready for sale now.

Remarks: A really nice condition example of the sampler that started off the legendary series: The E-mu Systems Emulators, from 1981 until the 1990s.

The Emulator 1 was a truly groundbreaking instrument that is commonly considered to have stared a music revolution in the use of samplers in popular music. Early adopters were some of the biggest names in the industry, like Michael Jackson (Quincy Jones), Stevie Wonder, Genesis etc. There’s plenty about the history that can be found on-line, but the Emulator 1 is something very special, for a number of good reasons.

The Model number of this Emulator 1 is 6008 (serial #470 – out of 500 built), which makes this a later production version 8 Voice system, manufactured in 1983. The unique architecture of the E1 delivers the 8 voices in a 5/3 keyboard split, so 5 voices in the lower half, 3 at the top above the mid-point keyboard split. This E1 also has the RS232 port fitted, so with the right software/hardware, you can access the system remotely.

The E1 comes with 30 floppy disks, including 8 from the original Production Set (all real instruments, harps, clavinets, tympani, orchestra hits etc) and a multi-sampling disk. We have a PDF document detailing the library which we will supply with the instrument.

Our client has owned this Emulator 1 since 1993, and has used it on countless recordings, but has not been using it for a while now, so has decided to pass it on. It’s been very well cared for, and cosmetically speaking, is in good condition, with only the expected amount of wear to the painted metal cabinet.  KSR has already fully serviced this Emulator 1, including re-bushing the key-bed, so all the controls work perfectly, and the load/play/sampling functions are 100%, so it’s good to go.

This Emulator 1 operates on EU 220V. We do have a printed user manual supplied form the owner which will be supplied with the sampler.

As the instrument is being Brokered through RL Music, it will be sold with a full 3-month warranty and can be shipped worldwide.

Demos are available by appointment only.

Price: £2,690 GBP.

Availability: This Emulator 1 is now SOLD, as at 19th December 2019.

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Akai MPC3000

Not our usual offering here at RL Music but we accepted this classic sequencer-sampler as a part-exchange deal and thought it would be something different to offer our customers.

The MPC3000 is a true pro-audio grade instrument and has been adopted by HipHop, Rap, R&B artists as their studio production weapon of choice. It has 16-bit stereo 44.1Khz sampling and a very sophisticated sequencer which offers 20 Songs, 99 sequences, 99 tracks, and up to 75,000 notes. It has extensive high-spec MIDI implementation as well, so fits in perfectly into a modern DAW environment.

This machine is running OS 3.11 and has the full compliment of 32MB RAM installed. This unit also comes with a ‘classic drum machines’ library on 10 floppy disks.

KSR has just gone over the Akai and given it a full service, which was mostly just cleaning of pots, switches and slider etc. The operational condition of this MPC3000 is perfect, with the overall cosmetic condition as very good, as you can see from the pictures.

This particular machine runs 110V, but the synth will be supplied with a brand new step-down transformer if sold within the EU. Also, the MPC3000 is sold with a full 3 month warranty.

Price: £590 GBP.

Availability: This MPC3000 is now SOLD as at 7th October 2013.

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Sci STUDIO 440

Sequential Circuits Studio 440 Sampler

This great sounding instrument is considered one of the best Vintage Sequencing/Sampling Drum & Music Productions Machines ever made!

It’s not something we would normally deal in but we had the opportunity to play one recently and consider it’s reputation was well founded – a really great sounding sampler.

Its beautifully designed, intuitive to use and feels very much like a Sequential product in the materials and parts used. The architecture is impressive with a clean and very punchy 12bit sampling and some clever MIDI implementation as well. These are very rare and sought after machines & we have been lucky to get hold of two of them and this is the first one ready for sale.

KSR has just fully overhauled this particular example including servicing and calibrating the floppy-drive. The unit has some light wear to the panel graphics but otherwise it’s in almost new condition throughout. We have also had all 8 drum-pads replaced with brand new items from WineCountry in the USA so it’s plays perfectly..

We also have a reasonably large library that will be included with this Studio 440 unit, and it’s original user manual.

This example is sold with a full 3 months warranty and run on UK/EU voltage.

Price = SOLD in July

Availability = No Longer Available

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